California Free Printable Miscellaneous Law Posters California Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks Poster

The Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks is a miscellaneous law poster by the California Department Of Industrial Relations. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers who operate forklifts and other types of industrial trucks or tow tractors.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it in any industry that operates industrial trucks. This poster describes the rules that must be followed for proper usage and safe use of industrial trucks.


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OPERATING  RULES  FOR
 
INDUSTRIAL  TRUCKS  	
General Industry Safety Order 3664	 	
Operating Rules (Part (a))
 	
(a)Every employer using industrial trucks or industrial tow
tractors shall post and enforce a set of operating rules
including the appropriate rules listed in Section  3650	
 (t) .	
General Industry Safety Order 3650	 	
Industrial  Trucks. General (Part  (t)) 	
(t) I

ndustrial trucks and tow tractors shall be operated in a
safe manner in accordance with the following operating
rules:
(1) Only drivers authorized by the employer and trained
in the safe operations of industrial trucks or
industrial tow tractors pursuant to Section 3668	
shall be permitted to operate such vehicles.	
(2)Stun t driving and horseplay are prohibited.
(3) No riders shall be permitted on vehicles  unless
provided with adequate riding facilities.
(4) Employees shall not ride on the forks of lift trucks.
(5) Employees shall not place any part of their bodies
outside the running lines of an industrial truck or
between mast uprights or other parts of the truck
where shear or crushing hazards exist.
(6) Employees shall not be allowed to stand, pass, or
work under the elevated portion of any industrial
truck, loaded or empty , unless it is effectively
blocked to prevent it from falling.
(7) Drivers shall check the vehicle at the beginning of
each shift, and if it is found to be unsafe, the matter
shall be reported immediately to a foreman or
mechanic, and the vehicle shall not be put in service
again until it has been made safe.  Attention shall be
given to the proper functioning of tires, horn, lights,
batter y, controlle r, brakes, steering mechanism,
cooling system, and the lift system for fork lifts
(forks, chains, cable, and  limit switches).
(8) No truck shall be operated with a  leak in the fuel
system .
(9) Vehicles shall not exceed the authorized or safe
speed, always maintaining a safe distance from
other vehicles, keeping the truck under positive
control at all times and all established traffic
regulations shall be observed. For trucks traveling
in the same direction, a safe distance may be
considered to be approximately 3 truck lengths or
preferably a time lapse  - 3 seconds -  passing the
same point.	
LEFT ( 1/2)  General Industry Safety Order 3650	
 	
Industrial 
Trucks. General (Part  (t))	 	
(10) Trucks traveling in the same direction shall not
be passed at intersections, blind spots, or
dangerous locations.
(1 1) The driver shall slow down and sound the horn
at cross aisles and other locations where vision
is obstructed. If the load being carried obstructs
forward vie w, the driver shall be required to
travel  with the  load trailing.
(12) Operators shall look in the  direction of travel and
shall not move a vehicle until certain that all
persons are in the clear.
(13) Trucks shall not be driven up to anyone standing
in front of a bench or other fixed object of such
size that the person could be caught between
the truck  and object.
(14) Grades  shall be ascended or descended s lowly.
(A) When ascending or descending grades in
excess of  10 percent, loaded trucks shall
be driven with the load upgrade.
(B) On all grades the load and load  engaging
means shall be tilted back if applicable, and
raised only as far as necessary to clear the
road surface.
(C) Motorized hand and hand/rider trucks shall
be operated on all grades with the load-
engaging means downgrade.
(15) The forks shall always be carried as low as
possible, consistent with safe operations.
(16) When leaving a vehicle unattended (the
operator is over 25 feet (7.6 meters) from or out
of sight of the industrial truck), the brakes are
set, the mast is brought to the vertical position,
and forks are left in the down position, either :
(A) The power shall be shut off and, when left
on an incline, the wheels shall be blocked;
or
(B) The power may remain on provided the
wheels are blocked, front and rear.
(17) When the operator of an industrial truck is
dismounted and within 25 feet (7.6 meters) of
the truck which remains in the operator ’ s view,
the load engaging means shall be fully lowered,
controls placed in neutral, and the brakes set to
prevent movement.
 Continued in the next  page….

General Industry Safety Order 3650	 	
Industrial Trucks. General (Part  (t))	 	
Exception: 
Forks on fork -equipped industrial trucks may be in 
the raised position for loading and unloading  by the 
operator  if the forks are raised no more than 42 
inches  above the same  level on which  the 
industrial truck is located, the power is shut off, 
controls placed in neutral and the brakes set. If on 
an incline, the wheels shall be  securely blocked. 
Whenever the forks are raised, the operator will 
remain in the seat of the industrial truck except 
when the operator is actively loading or unloading 
materials.  
(18) Vehicl es shall not be run onto any elevator unless
the driver is specifically authorized to do so. Before
entering an elevator , the driver shall determine that
the capacity of the elevator will not be exceeded.
Once on an elevator , the industrial truck’s power
shall be shut of f and the brakes set.
(19) Motorized hand trucks shall enter elevators or other
confined areas with the load end forward.
(20) Vehicles shall not be operated on floors, sidewalk
doors, or platforms that will not safely support the
loaded vehicle.
(21) Prior to driving onto trucks, trailers and railroad cars,
their flooring shall be checked for breaks and other
structural weaknesses.
(22) Vehicles shall not be driven in and out of highway
trucks and trailers at loading docks until such  truck	
s	
or

 trailers are securely blocked or restrained and the
brakes set.
(23) To prevent railroad cars from moving during loading
or unloading operations, the car brakes shall be set,
wheel chocks or other recognized positive stops
used, and blue f lags or lights displayed in
accordance with Section 3333	
  of these Orders and	
Title 49, CFR, Se ction 218.27	 which is hereby	
incorporated by reference.  	
(24)The width of one tire on the powered industrial truck
shall be the minimum distance maintained from t	
he	
edge	

 by the truck while it is on any elevated dock,
platform, freight car or truck.
(25) Railroad tracks shall be crossed diagonall y	
,	
w	

herever possible. Parking closer than 8 1/2 feet
from the centerline of railroad tracks is prohibited.
(26) T rucks shall not be loaded in excess of their rated
capacit y.
(27) A loaded vehicle shall not be move d until the load is
safe and secure.
 	
General Industry Safety Order 3650	 	
Industrial  Trucks. General (Part  (t))	 	
(

28) Extreme care shall be taken when tilting loads.
Tilting  forward with the load engaging means
elevated shall be prohibited except when picking
up a load.
Elevated loads shall not be tilted forward except
when the load is being deposited onto a storage
rack  or  equivalent. W hen stacking or tiering,
backward tilt shall be limited to that necessary to
stabilize the load.
(29) The load  engaging device shall be placed in
such a manner that the load will be securely
held or supported.
(30) Special precautions shall be taken in the
securing  and handling of loads by truck	
s	
equ	

ipped with attachments, and during th	
e	
oper	

ation of these trucks after the loads have
been removed.
(31) When powered industrial trucks are used to
open and close doors, the following provisions
shall be complied with:
(A) A device specifically  designed for opening
or closing doors shall be attached to th	
e	
t	

ruck.
(B) The force applied by the device to the door
shall be applied parallel to the direction of
travel of the door.
(C) The entire door opening operation shall b	
e	
i	

n full view of the oper ator.
(D) The truck operator and other employees
shall be clear of the area where the door
might fall while being opened.
(32) If loads are lifted by two or more trucks worki	
ng	
i	

n unison, the total weight of the load shall not
exceed the combined rated lifting capacity of all trucks involved.
(33) When provided by the industrial truck
manufacturer, an operator restraint system
such as a seat belt shall be  used.
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OPER	A	TING 	R	ULES FOR	 	
INDUSTRIAL T	R	UCKS	
November 2018

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